The play, Plato’s Apology and Oedipus the king explains how both men have good intentions on improving life for mankind, but due to their actions both suffer from terrible consequences. Plato’s Apology is the story of the trial of Socrates; he is being accused of corrupting the youth, challenging the belief system of the Athenians. The play Oedipus the King by Sophocles, explains how Oedipus unwillingly committed patricide and married his mother. As a result, this leads to his downfall.
The novel Flowers of Algernon by Keyes have one major thematic augments which we shall discuss in this paper. The thematic augment is about the mistreatment of the people who are mentally disabled (Yal 7-14). The fictional idea in the novel of falsely diminishing or augmenting intelligence has enabled Keyes to be able to provide a portrayal of the society telling or showing how the mentally disabled are mistreated. After Charlie has been operated he becomes more intelligent and he transforms effectively from the known man who is mentally retarded and becomes a genius. It’s during this period when he realizes that the people in the society have been having attitudes
In this film by Mark Waters, teenagers are depicted as bullies who constantly manipulate people to get what they want and who are two-faced. Certain social groups, such as the Plastics, use manipulation to achieve their goals. This is evident when, in the phone call scene, Cady influences Gretchen and Katy and she makes them start hating Regina. This suggests that teenagers, in order to get what they want, will manipulate their own friends without caring about the consequences.
“Celebrating Nerdiness*” by Tom Rogers by far demonstrated the purpose of exposition for this week’s assignment. Rogers’ uses a comparison strategy in his essay to explain the differences in the labeled “nerds;” an example would be the comparison attitudes of the famous individuals such as Newton and Einstein in the essay. Additionally, this topic highly relates to me because of the issue of bullying, as I too was bullied for being different than the others in elementary to middle school. He addresses that individuals not only endure bullying from their peers, but also from adults that should be acting as role models. Consequently, tyrannizing often creates an insecure individual with lack of self-confidence about themselves.
The set of the structural-functional theories are among the most widespread perspectives on the juvenile delinquency. The group of the theories regards that the behavior of the underage delinquent is caused by the breakdown of the social process that consequently results in the increase of conformity (Thompson & Bynum, 2016). The group of theories presumably blame institutions that are responsible for the socialization of the young delinquents for the way the socialize the individuals by causing them to conform to the values of the society. One of the central theories of the juvenile delinquency is the anomie theory that is rooted in the early studies by the sociologist Emile Durkheim.
It is a natural human instinct to want to be acknowledge by your peers, yet it is also important to be a critical thinker. Irving Janis in 1972 created the term groupthink. He believed groupthink occurs inside a group of similar people that want to keep from being different, resulting in incoherent decision-making. The 1957 film "12 Angry Men," uses groupthink, which influenced the verdict vote in the case of a teenager accused of murdering his father. The purpose of this essay is to examine groupthink and to represent Dr. Irving Janis’ symptoms of groupthink in the film.
Additionally, crimes that are considered as being white collar, in which they are known in our middle and upper-classes. The General Strain Theory Robert Agnew proposed and formulated the general strain theory. Agnew’s general strain theory primarily focuses on the micro-level definitions of crime and the relationship it has with delinquency. By doing this, Robert Agnew made a notation of the effects that a person 's social environment and the position it plays in the determination of crime.
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Tragic events can affect your mindset in irreversible ways, causing self-destructive behavior, low self-esteem, and devious actions. Jerome David Salinger in his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, he develops the character of Holden Caulfield, an adolescent boy who is living a tragedy, causing suffering and deep pain within him. According to Mary Klages from the University of Colorado, she incorporates Warren Hedges and Freud through a psychoanalytic lens and they come to a conclusion that psychoanalytical approaches reveal how and why people behave as they do, which helps clarify Holden Caulfield’s actions in the novel. Holden is presented as a troubled adolescent, facing discontent of his childhood in which he desires not to describe much in
Further, in To Have and Have Not the ‘shadow’ archetype of the protagonist is in repressed state despite the problems he was facing in the Depression period. But when he is cheated, the insecure ‘shadow’ archetype gives way to violence that normally happens in the case of any normal human being. Marx and Hillix(1963), the two psychologists, working on Jungian theory, explain the reasons for violence as they say, “With regard to violence and the observation there of, the ‘shadow’ archetype is pivotal. This archetype is thought to integrate our prehuman, and hence, premoral impulsions.
Yes, I do believe that biological and psychologically theories can both be applied to the Virginia Tech massacre; I think that both theories had a 50-50 chance of Cho’s characteristics. Williams mentioned in his one of his three somatotypes proposed that being an “introverted” reclusive person can be of many reasons for criminal behaviors (as cited in Hagan, 2013, p. 134). According to Hagan (2013), Cho “was a “loner,” and he felt that he was picked on and made fun of; he was bullied due to speech difficulties” (p. 216). This to me further solidifies Williams’s somatotypes theory of being a sensitive person who can snap at any given moment, for reasons such as poked many times like he was, having a different accent, race, in a surrounding
This type of audience would be interested in learning about the causes that contributed to the disappearance of work within the inner-city neighborhoods. A similar book that could be compared to this particular book would be “American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass”. It discusses the ghetto, and how it was created, but it also discusses the problems within the ghetto, and the problems that those particular problems created. This book can also be used as a good source of research. If this book was to be recommended to anyone it would be someone who is studying unemployment, and the causes of unemployment.
The social inequalities presents in the issue person that is victim of bullying because of race, difference type of household (single parent, dual parent, etc.) and their sexual orientation. The social inequalities identified in the map help you better understand the social issue; and the social issue is challenging the existing state or conditions, For examples Social condition is the situation you have in society because of your income, your occupation or your level of education. For example you are retired, homeless, a student, or a recipient of social assistance or employment
Chapter 1 Definition, Measurements and Process introduces the history of the juvenile justice system and discusses the issues surrounding the transitioning of a child to an adult. The chapter also covers challenges the juvenile system faces, how delinquency and crime are measured based on the Uniform Crime Reports, self-report studies, and victimization surveys. The measure of youths as delinquents and victims is also discussed, as is a typology of juvenile delinquents. In 1899, the first juvenile court was established. Its establishment was solely based on the principle that children develop differently than adults so they therefore need to be treated differently.
According to the article called” Psychopathy traits and parental dysfunction in sexual offending and general delinquent adolescent males” by Jason D. Netland and Michael H. Miner, Netland and Miner stated that therapists have to understand the behavior of sex offenders in order to create an effective prevention and treatment services. Young sex offenders and non-sex offenders have many psychological similarities. One of the similarities is anxiety. Another psychological similarity is attention problems. Sex offenders and non-sex offenders also have psychological similarities in poor relationships with their peers and families.